Saturday, August 16, 2014

A tale of 2 cities

This months cover by K.K.W,
with layout by Aleksandar Ares.
Original "Street-art" found on Canal street,
near Walker street (downtown Manhattan),
artist unknown
From the project Rise Of The Young Ones: A tale of 2 cities. Photography & text by K.K.W

Every city see's the rise (figuratively) of many things that shape it and becomes a precedent for further change. However, architecture is one of the few aspects of a city that rises literally, figuratively, alters the landscape, affects the lives of many, and the perception of the city as a whole. As so many buildings are now constructed with large amounts of glass (or some kind of semi-reflective material), this makes for a considerably different visual subject.
Watch like a hawk, move like a shadow. 
What we create, reflects aspects of who and what we are. In this way we mimic the creative force and nature, which is not one but many things. Showing a dim reflection - an equal opposite - this aspect of modern architecture is a disturbing & beautiful example of human nature. There was never one city, but many (even within one). 

1 comment:

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